Conestoga news

February 13, 2008 9:07 AM

Try the Technology: Welding Showcase and Open House

Welding is dirty, noisy and dangerous, right? Wrong!

The world of welding has far outgrown the usual stereotypes. Modern industrial welding is computerized, robotized and definitely high-technology. Those well versed in its ways have a diverse and sophisticated set of technical skills.

Conestoga’s Guelph campus specializes in a wide array of welding programs and therefore is joining with the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) plus a number of welding machinery manufacturers and suppliers to present Try the Technology, an open house and information event from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26.

The event is free of charge to the public. It will be at Conestoga’s Guelph campus, located at 460 Speedvale Ave. W.

Along with displays and demonstrations of the latest in welding technology, the event features the opportunity to meet with Conestoga welding faculty, CWA representatives from the Golden Triangle and Toronto chapters, and manufacturer and supplier representatives.

The aim is to provide information about the many educational and career pathways available through welding, encourage discussion between visitors and practitioners, and offer hands-on demonstrations.

Among the welding programs offered by Conestoga are Welding Fitter, Pre-Apprenticeship Welder, Metal Fabricator, Welder Apprenticeship, Welding Engineering Technician, Welding Techniques and Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding and Robotics. Throughout the province, Conestoga is recognized as a welding education leader in both the development and delivery of welding curriculum.

CONTACT: Brenda Gilmore, 519-824-9390, ext. 122,